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    Battery Drain on my 2000 Town & Country

    I am measuring still have about .1 amp draw with everything off after several hours of shutting the ignition off. Tried pulling fuses and find the only one that reduces the draw is the EATX fuse. When I pull that the draw drops to about .04 amps or less. When I reinstall the fuse the relay snaps and the draw goes back to .1. I tried to pull the EATX relay but no change as long as the fuse is in. Also switched a couple of relays but no change. Any ideas what might be the solution?

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    You may have a wiring short somewhere that is grounding the wire that the PCM signals to pull the relay in. Since the relay is in, the TCM then gets power and is sitting there idle "turned on". Maybe wiggle the wiring harness's around and see if that causes the amp meter to drop down.
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    The relay is normally controlled by TCM and is used to supply power to the solenoid unit. It shouldn't be closed with ignition off. You might need a wiring diagram to solve this one.

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    Wow.........what are the odds. I have the EXACT same van with the EXACT same problem. Current draw remains at @65 milliamps until the EATX fuse is pulled. Then draw drops to 12 milliamps or so. It happened to be the first fuse I pulled................couldn't do that again! Any input or experiences would be greatly appreciated.

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